Is it just me or is EVERYONE looking down at their phones ALL THE TIME?!
I’m certainly guilty as well, at times.
But it’s the walking and looking down that baffles me.
Droves of people walking down the sidewalk or even CROSSING THE STREET,
not looking where they are going,
not noticing their surroundings,
but looking down.
At their phone.
Not only are they missing the possible dangers of tripping
or getting hit by a car
or just running into someone else,
but they are missing what’s around them.
They are missing seeing a friend drive by.
They are missing the wispy white clouds against a beautiful deep blue sky.
They are missing the orange and yellow and red leaves on the trees.
In their need to not “miss out” on news, TV, emails, etc.
They are missing out.
A friend and I went on a walk the other day.
It was a beautiful day after several days of rain.
We wanted to take advantage of it.
We were chatting away at the very beginning of our walk when my girlfriend stopped and pointed up.
It was a monarch butterfly flitting just above our heads.
I’ll never forget the beauty of the orange of its wings against the gorgeous blue sky.
My friend put her hand to her heart and smiled.
She has always associated monarchs with a loved one who is now in heaven.
It felt like such a wink from God.
that if we just look up,
we’ll see He is all around us.